Sipdown #4 of the day!

A nice way to round out the evening, especially since it appears that my headache has decided to depart. I’ve been having headaches an awful lot this week, which is really weird.


This tea is nice, with a sweetness to it that is very gentle. I still stand by my first note saying that it’s got an interesting bite to it at the back of the sip that reminds me of watemelon rind. I would really love to see a watermelon honeybush tea – or maybe I should make an iced tea of this mixed with watermelon juice? Just a thought. Bumping up the rating a tiny bit to take it out of the “good but not for me” territory.


A watermelon honeybush tea would be amazing. Feel better!

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A watermelon honeybush tea would be amazing. Feel better!

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Updated March 2016:

I’m a writer and editor who’s fallen in love with loose-leaf tea. I’ve also set up a site for tea reviews at http://www.booksandtea.ca – an excellent excuse to keep on buying and trying new blends. There will always be more to discover!

In the meantime, since joining Steepster in January 2014, I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes

Likes: Raw/Sheng pu’erh, sobacha, fruit flavours, masala chais, jasmine, mint, citrus, ginger, Ceylons, Chinese blacks, rooibos.

Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender, really vegetal green teas, shu/ripe pu’erh.

Things I generally decide on a case-by-case basis: Oolong, white teas.

Still need to do my research on: matcha

I rarely score teas anymore, but if I do, here’s the system I follow:

100-85: A winner!
84-70: Pretty good. This is a nice, everyday kind of tea.
69-60: Decent, but not up to snuff.
59-50: Not great. Better treated as an experiment.
49-0: I didn’t like this, and I’m going to avoid it in the future. Blech.


Toronto, ON, Canada



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